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Condo Tower To Replace Macy’s ‘Love Letter to Brooklyn’ Garage

Hoyt and Livingston Streets (photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – The five-story garage that once served as a canvas for artist Stephen Powers‘ Love Letter to Brooklyn mural has been demolished—in its place, a giant hole in the ground.

The site of the former garage at Hoyt & Livingston Streets (photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)
The garage at Hoyt & Livingston Streets in April 2017 (photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)
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The gaping hole won’t be around for long as development firm Tischman Speyer is planning a 51-story, 476-unit condo tower for the site, Brownstoner reports. Located at 11 Hoyt Street at the corner of Livingston Street, the structure was formerly the parking garage for the adjacent Macy’s, which is currently being redeveloped as part of a $279 million project that includes The Wheeler, a ten-story creative campus that will rise above the department store as well as a neighboring building.

Macy’s on Fulton Street (photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

With 100,000 square feet of retail space on the lower floors, the new high-rise will offer residents some posh amenities including a second-floor swimming pool, sauna, squash court, pet care, and parking Curbed says.

According to Brownstoner, portions of Powers’ Love Letter to Brooklyn were preserved and are currently in storage.

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  1. I remember when it was the parking lot for A & S Dept Store. Both A & S and Martins were the only Dept Stores my Mother shopped at.


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